Nov 22, 2013 4:00am EST
, held launch events in london, new york and los angeles to mark the arrival of the xbox one. the launch comes a week after the u.s. release of sony's playstation 4 and comes ahead of the critical holiday shopping season. the xbox one will cost around $500. that's $100 more than the ps-4. microsoft's shares are up 40% year to date. the xbox one launch coincides with another big gaming event. nintendo shares higher ahead of its release of the latest super mario game in the u.s. later today. nintendo will release a range of games to go with it. super mario 3d world for its wii console and legend of zelda for its 3ds device. reuters suggest shares are up on a good review of the games and a weaker yen. we'll get more on this with alex simmons from ign about the console battle at 11:30 cet. >>> elsewhere, spotify has reportedly raised $250 million in a new round of funding which values the streaming music company at more than $4 billion. the financing was led by silicon valley firm technology crossover ventures. spotify, based in sweden, is looking to expand its global growth. the service is
Nov 6, 2013 4:00am EST
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